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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cocke County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Cocke County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cocke County, TN (17) Greene County, TN (82) Hamblen County, TN (40) Jefferson County, TN (37) Sevier County, TN (107) Haywood County, NC (47) Madison County, NC (21)  CockeCounty(17) Cocke County (17)  GreeneCounty(82) Greene County (82)  HamblenCounty(40) Hamblen County (40)  JeffersonCounty(37) Jefferson County (37)  SevierCounty(107) Sevier County (107)  HaywoodCountyNorth Carolina(47) Haywood County (47)  MadisonCounty(21) Madison County (21)
Newport is the county seat for Cocke County
Adjacent to Cocke County, Tennessee
      Greene County (82)  
      Hamblen County (40)  
      Jefferson County (37)  
      Sevier County (107)  
      Haywood County, North Carolina (47)  
      Madison County, North Carolina (21)  
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1Tennessee, Cocke County, Del Rio — 1C 22 — Grace Moore
On Tennessee Route 107, 0.1 miles north of Blue Mill Road, on the right when traveling south.
Born in a house which stood just across the creek, on Dec. 5, 1901, she was educated at Ward Belmont College, in Nashville, and after further musical study in Washington and New York, she became one of the outstanding operatic sopranos of her day. . . . Map (db m40736) HM
2Tennessee, Cocke County, Del Rio — 1C 73 — John Floyd Arrowood1891-1925
On Tennessee Route 107 north of Old Fifteenth Road, on the right when traveling south.
Born two miles west April 1891, Arrowood was one of the first American soldiers to be decorated for bravery in World War I. The French government, on Nov. 14, 1917, awarded him the Croix de Guerre for the rescue of several men under his . . . Map (db m40735) HM
3Tennessee, Cocke County, Del Rio — 1C 2 — Tennessee / North Carolina
On Dixie Highway (U.S. 25) 0.4 miles west of Paint Rock Road, on the right when traveling west.
Tennessee Cocke County Established 1797, named in honor of Senator William Cocke (1796, 1797, 1799 to 1805) An officer of the Revolutionary Army; one of the leaders of the State of Franklin and member of the Legislature of the . . . Map (db m40739) HM
4Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — City Hall1867-1934
On East Main Street just east of McSween Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
The town of Newport was organized in 1867. The county seat was established here in 1884. L. Snease, Mayor Aldermen C.D. Fisher Hugh Gray W.E. McGaha Frank Parks James MurrayMap (db m152049) HM
5Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — Cocke County Veterans Monument
On East Broadway Street (U.S. 25/70) west of Court Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
In grateful appreciation to the men and women of Cocke County, Tennessee who by serving as members of the armed forces of the United States of America have helped to uphold the principles of democracy upon which this nation was . . . Map (db m211009) WM
6Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — Cocke County War Memorial
On East Broadway Street (U.S. 25/70) at Court Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Broadway Street.
This monument is dedicated to those from Cocke County, Tennessee who made the supreme sacrifice in service to their country WWI U.S. Army: William Austin • Charles G. Free • William Hall • Robert Johnson • Robert Maloy • . . . Map (db m211008) WM
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7Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — 1C 57 — Governor Ben Walter Hooper
On Crosby Hwy (U.S. 321).
Born in Newport on October 13, 1870, Hooper was a successful Cocke County attorney. He was elected governor and served two terms, 1911-15. His election is attributed to the influence of fusion, the coalition of the prohibition factions of both . . . Map (db m61778) HM
8Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — 1C34 — Jefferson County / Cocke County
On Tennessee Route 35, on the left when traveling south.
Side A * Jefferson County * Established 1792: named in honor of Thomas Jefferson Secretary of State; formerly member of the Continental Congress; principal author of the Declaration of Independence; later Governor of . . . Map (db m81373) HM
9Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — 1C20 — Kiffin Yates Rockwell
On E. Broadway Street at Woodlawn Ave., on the right when traveling east on E. Broadway Street.
Born in a house 500 yards south, he attended W & L University and V.M.I. Enlisted in the French Foreign Legion, August, 1914: incapacitated for infantry service by wounds, May 1915. Transferring to the French Air Force, he helped found the . . . Map (db m28228) HM
10Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — Swinging Bridge
On River Street, on the left when traveling east.
A swinging bridge crossed the river just east of this spot, 1914-1924. It provided access to the G.L. Goughnour home on the cliff as well as access to town from Warford Road.Map (db m126465) HM
11Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — The Cross
On River Street, on the left when traveling east.
The cross on the cliff was erected by Bob Knowles in memory of Vassar Brown, age 12, who was killed on the railroad in 1899.Map (db m126466) HM
12Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — 1C 66 — The War Ford
On North Street (U.S. 321) at Northcutt Street, on the right when traveling north on North Street. Reported missing.
Located .2 mi. east on the Big Pigeon River is a strategic crossing used by the Cherokees. In Aug. 1782, Gen. Charles McDowell of Burke Co., North Carolina, raised an army of five hundred mounted militia from Morgan District to cross the mountains, . . . Map (db m61779) HM
13Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — The Warford
On River Street, on the left when traveling east.
The Great War Path of the Cherokees forded this river just west of this spot. It was the main route linking the Watauga and Chickmauga settlements.Map (db m126464) HM
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14Tennessee, Cocke County, Newport — 1C 19 — Whitson’s Fort
On Wilton Springs Road (U.S. 321) at Cosby Hwy., on the left when traveling south on Wilton Springs Road.
About 2 miles northeast, south of the mouth of Cosby’s Creek, William Whitson, Jr., established a fort on the east bank of Pigeon River in 1783. It was an important frontier outpost, since there was a ford there, and the west bank of the river was . . . Map (db m58404) HM
15Tennessee, Cocke County, Parrottsville — Johnson's Parrottsville SlavesOrigin of Tennessee Emancipation Day
On Tennessee Route 340 at Old Hwy 321, on the right when traveling north on State Route 340.
In 1842, state senator Andrew Johnson, a resident of neighboring Greene County, purchased his first slave here in Parrottsville. Her name was Dolly, and she was fourteen. Her son claimed that she approached Johnson and asked him to buy her because . . . Map (db m92476) HM
16Tennessee, Cocke County, Parrottsville — 1C 64 — Swaggerty Fort
On U.S. 321, on the left when traveling north.
This fort, one of only two known remaining blockhouses in Tennessee, was built about 1787 by James Swaggerty for protection from the Indians. Located on land of his Uncle Abraham Swaggerty, it consists of three levels. The cantilevered structure was . . . Map (db m61780) HM
17Tennessee, Cocke County, Parrottsville — The Hanging of Peter ReeceSwift Retribution
On Old Parottsville Highway (Tennessee Route 340) at Parrotts Circle, on the right when traveling east on Old Parottsville Highway.
During the Civil War, both Union and Confederate forces accused each other of committing atrocities against prisoners and civilians. The hanging of Peter Reece, a Unionist who lived near present day Harned Chapel United Methodist Church, illustrates . . . Map (db m87171) HM
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Apr. 2, 2023